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Old 05-03-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I like family buffets and Chinese super buffets for the variety from time to time, but there are none here with really good food. You can usually find a couple passable dishes though. I used to enjoy HOMETOWN BUFFET, my location had pretty good food, plus unlimited milk, which I love. I don't bother ordering milk in restaurants because one glass is just a tease. My fav buffets are small family run world places, like Thai, Indian or Mongolian BBQ. Food is put out in smaller batches, and is usually pretty good. I like the variety, I dont think I have ever ordered off the menu at Thai or Indian place, I wouldn't want to be limited to a single flavor. I just wish we still had a good Korean buffet here. Also I have never found a really good Mexican buffet, surprising for SA as we have great Mexican food everywhere.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I live in "Buffet City, U.S.A" and I haven't been to one in 3 years now. The temptation is always there, but it never fails, every time I go, I come home sick due to my lack of self-control.

How many times, have I said, living in Las Vegas, I'm only going to do the salad bar this time, and?

I'm so glad I'm an adventurous cook and love to cook. And, strangely enough, when I cook something truly yummy, I may take a small sample of it and I'm done! No more! Roommate, where art thou? Hungry?

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Old 07-25-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Default Buffets

I love eating at buffets. However, whenever I look up restaurant reviews for the buffet I am interested in, I always end up reading things like:

"It was OK for old people's food."

or

"If I wanted old people's food, I would eat at grandmas."

Is buffet food really just for old people anymore? What do young people like to eat? Just pizza?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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A buffet's no more old people food than a salad bar is. I like choices, and like to build my own meal, so I like both. Only if they're clean, though.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Its like anything else. Higher quality buffets provide higher quailty food. The Rio's or Bellagio's buffet in Las Vegas is far superior to anything you can get at Home Town.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: texas
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I love them too. My wife usually does not. I think it's just a matter of choice.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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I like them too, but a good one can be expensive. My favorite buffet is $42.95 per person. Good thing it's two states away!
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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I can remember eating at buffets when I was a small child. I hope they continue to be a viable restaurant model for many more years.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I love eating at buffets. However, whenever I look up restaurant reviews for the buffet I am interested in, I always end up reading things like:

"It was OK for old people's food."

or

"If I wanted old people's food, I would eat at grandmas."

Is buffet food really just for old people anymore? What do young people like to eat? Just pizza?
No, of course not, buffets are for us hillbillies as well. I am only kidding, We are not huge buffet eaters but we do go once or twice a year. Usually there are lots of families as well as seniors enjoying the variety that a buffet offers. Sure it is pretty often plain old fashion cooking but good once in awhile. Actually I have been to Asians buffets that are patronized more by younger, working people than seniors.

There used to be an awesome one at the Worthington hotel (is that right?) in Fort Worth. ONG, it was a Sunday seafood buffet. Yes, very pricey but worth it. For those in Dallas have you tried Blue Mesa Grill Sunday brunch? Again, one of our favorites but it has been years.
NIta
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Its like anything else. Higher quality buffets provide higher quailty food. The Rio's or Bellagio's buffet in Las Vegas is far superior to anything you can get at Home Town.
Haven't tried Bellagios but have Rio's. We used to love Circus Circus steak house Sunday buffet. I know it is Circus, Circus, not mosts favorite place, but the buffet was to die for. We haven't even been to Vegas for abotu 5 years. When we lived in Texas, NM and Ca we were there several times a year.

NIta
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